The escarpment near Newlands Corner

Guildford to Horsley walk

31-Oct-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Up to St Marthas

Guildford to Horsley

15-Oct-11 • moontiger on Flickr

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St Martha's on the Hill

Guildford to Horsley

15-Oct-11 • moontiger on Flickr

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St Martha's on the Hill

Guildford to Horsley

15-Oct-11 • moontiger on Flickr

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Ferns and trees

Guildford to Horsley

15-Oct-11 • moontiger on Flickr

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Reflected maple

An irridescent maple reflects across a lake. Guildford to Horsley

15-Oct-11 • moontiger on Flickr

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View from Newlands Corner

Guildford to Horsley

15-Oct-11 • moontiger on Flickr

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Guildford to Horsley walk

Viewpoints on the North Downs ridge

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SWC Free Walk 131, Guildford to Horsley. 25/6/13.

This 12.4 mile Surrey walk along the North Downs ridge provided another fine day's walking. Setting out from Guildford, the walker is soon walking alongside the River Wey before crossing over it to join the North Downs Way, which is then followed for a good portion of the day. The path ascends through woodland before coming out to open downland for some fine views to the south. Then, it's up to St Martha's-on-the-Hill church for some excellent lunchtime views. After lunch, the walk descends via The Downs Link path to possible pub lunches in Chilworth or Albury, but this walker continued on past a large pond to ascend to the fine view point of Newlands Corner, with its cafe and visitor centre, and associated crowds. There's then a fine section of woodland walking before leaving the North Downs Way to follow narrow field-edge paths and woodland tracks to join the Horsley Jubilee Trail. There are some distant views of London from various stages of this finale. An excellent walk providing some great views and lots of variety. Some sections could be very muddy after rain, and the section near the large pond could well be impassable.


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